Paris in Quotations, Hardback Book

Description

Over the centuries, Paris has intrigued, revolted, scandalized and most of all captured the heart of many a visitor.

For Dickens it is the `most extraordinary place in the world', for Hazlitt, `a beast of a city', and for French writers, the essence of civilization: `I maintain that, for people of breeding, there is no salvation out of Paris.' claimed playwright Moliere.

Describing the capital variously as a city of lovers, gastronomy, fashion and filth, myriad quotations - sometimes poetic, sometimes humorous and always fizzing with insight - are collected here.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 96 pages
  • Publisher: The Bodleian Library
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Anthologies (non-poetry)
  • ISBN: 9781851244102

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